Scientific Technical Illustrator

Employer
Location
Washington, D.C.
Posted
Apr 22, 2013
Closes
May 22, 2013
Contact
Caroline Seaback
Category
Design, Other, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a creative and talented Scientific Technical Illustrator to join the Science Graphics and Layout Department.

Major duties and responsibilities:

• Create highly sophisticated technical illustrations and animations to accompany manuscripts ensuring scientific accuracy
• Perform research needed for various illustrations to appear in Science, Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine, including the solicitation of illustrative material
• Communicate with Preflight and Online departments regarding the high-end output of illustrations
• Generate monthly reports to the Art Director regarding status of current and future projects
• Supervise illustration freelancers; may train Art Department staff in illustration programs
• May prepare samples, proposed designs, and layouts
• Serve as a backup for other art department positions

Minimum qualifications:

• Extensive university or college-level training leading to a Bachelor’s degree in a field of graphic design, medical illustration, or illustration along with undergraduate level science courses
• Two to three years graphic arts experience creating illustrations and animations
• Proven ability to create sophisticated, high quality visuals
• Strong technology skills in contemporary software packages , particularly the ability to operate a Mac-based platform
• Ability to juggle multiple projects concurrently
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Superb organizational skills and an ability to work under deadline pressure
• Ability to apply innovative solutions to unprecedented problems when they occur
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office and multi-media skills are a plus


Please visit our job information website http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/employmentataaas/ to get more information, and to apply to AAAS online.

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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